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PALACE Continued 001 There is a tower at each angle of theQuadrangle Containing Circular staircases leading up to the different apartments described below; these stairs are lighted by long narrow Openings in the towers - each stair also leads to the roofs which together with the tops of the Massive walls formed
Convenient promenades and apartures of the town, lake, & Surrounding Country From the top of the N.W. [North West] tower rises a smaller one, octagonal in form about Seven feet Wide & seated round with stone benches
it is ascended to from the top of the lower tower by a flight of Stone Steps guarded by iron railings This is Called "Queen Margaret's Bower, and is said to have been the favorite resort of the Consort of James 4; it is about 80 feet above the level of the Court. The first floors are pointed out by the person in charge of the Palace as being the Most interesting; In the E. [East] side is the Parliament Hall a long and lofty Apartment extending from tower to tower And lighted by twelve Arched
windows, Six from the Outside and Six from the Court, the Walls are Massive, being at least 8½ feet thicK, in the W. [West] wall high up is the ladies Gallery for spectators, this passage Connects the stairs each end At the S. [South] end of the Hall is an elegant stone Mantel piece, divided into three spaces by four
light clustered pillars, with moulded bases and foliated Capitals Between the windows of this fine Hall are Cut brackets projecting from the Walls supposed to have held statues, or perhaps banners but that is only Conjecture Parliaments were held in this Hall In the S. [South] side is the Chapel, lighted from the S. [South] by five tall, narrow lancetted windows, having Moulded jambs and Circular Arched heads outside the Altar stood at the E. [East] end indicated by projections in the Wall and behind Which was a passage the Robing Room, on the north Side are a few steps leading down to the Crypt, a small dark closet,
which the plate belonging to the Altar was kept - an anterom joins & Communicates with the Hall

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